Ruby’s marching proud for homelessness awareness

Ruby’s Therapeutic Youth Service will host the Pride in Your Stride community walk on Friday 9 August, marching through the streets of Mt Gambier and taking donations of shoes to raise awareness of homelessness and lack of affordable housing. The walk will be held during this year’s Homelessness Week, where the theme is ‘Housing Ends… 

Adelaide’s revolutionary ‘U City’ Development about to open its doors!

Australia’s most innovative mixed-use development celebrates genuine and tangible community inclusion In the making for the past three years, Australia’s most innovative mixed-use development – U City – is about to officially open its doors in the heart of the Adelaide CBD tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6. The $100 million development has literally broken new ground… 

A win for families at Australia’s top design awards

The innovative Family by Family program is this year’s recipient of the coveted Good Design Award for Social Impact – the highest honour for design and innovation in Australia. Family by Family brings together families who have been through challenging times (‘Sharing Families’) with those who are struggling (‘Seeking Families’), to build connections, break down… 

Uniting Communities highlights 5-star fleet safety

Leading South Australian not-for-profit organisation, Uniting Communities, is the first in the country to start displaying 5-star ANCAP safety ratings on its entire fleet of owned and operated cars, highlighting its safety commitment to employees, clients and the community. ANCAP Safety is Australasia’s leading independent vehicle safety authority. To achieve the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety… 

Child protection and other prevention opportunities missed

Despite modest new investment in social service infrastructure, today’s State budget released by Treasurer Lucas appears to be an all too familiar story. Uniting Communities’ Chief Executive, Simon Schrapel said, ‘Understandably the government has focused new expenditure on additional physical infrastructure to stimulate economic activity and productivity. However, productivity and a robust State is more… 

U City serves up new hospitality precinct in the city

New hospitality tenants at Uniting Communities’ U City building on Franklin Street will dish up a range of delicacies when the 20-storey development opens its doors mid-year. All hospitality and retail spaces on the ground floor of the development are now tenanted, with the announcement that Luigi Delicatessen will move to U City from Flinders… 

Submission to UN on compulsory income management

Uniting Communities welcomes the opportunity to provide comment to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, as a contribution towards the thematic report to the UN General Assembly on digital technology, social protection and human rights. Uniting Communities is a founding member of the Accountable Income Management Network (AIMN), which focuses…